by Lapo Meizi
Book: Stand Alone
Publisher: Irbis Books
Pub Date: Oct 14 2013
Genre: Young Adult
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There’s nothing easy about being an eleven year old boy, especially for Jamie. As he takes the unsteady steps into adolescence, his days of knowing who his friends are and trusting the adults in his life are numbered. The only thing Jamie can really count on in this changing world is the love of his best friend, a horse named Acorn. Jamie and Acorn’s friendship has a magic that comes once in a lifetime—but the bullies around them want to rip that to shreds. Can their kindred connection survive as Jamie strives to carve out his identity?
My Review: So I got this book from the author and was excited to read this. First off just look at the cover! It very lovely and if you look close enough you will see shadows that will make you wonder.
Plus this book goes on the bully topic, which I know well. I have had people close to me who have been through it, so it was nice to read how Jamie got over it.
And there is a horse! What girl doesn't like a horse? Though if you are reading this, only do what you have read if you know how to handle a horse. Jamie does stuff that I'm sure everyone wants to try. Thee are neat trick that I couldn't remember a horse doing.
Now I should really get into the book before I start my story about horses.....
So Jamie is this young kid who isn't having the best time right now, He's only 11 so his place hasn't been found yet. He doesn't dress all fancy or perfect like kids would. Used clothes aren't going to determine your place anyway, it's who you are that counts. Somehow people never understand that, no matter the age.
He has a best friend though. Large, fur, a tail, and really there for people, yep a horse! He wrote about his horse and how it's his best friend. Animals make amazing friends/family. They are there for you and won't judge you, which you can tell it's what young kids need. A kid is a kid, and should have fun. Not be bullied, trying to find their place so early, or trying to hard to fit in the crowds.
Jamie has a lovely story, and Lapo brings his story out and writes it perfectly. Capturing Jamie and who he is and what his journey will be. This is a really good book for anyone of any age to read. I think that everyone should read it and get the message that comes with it.
Since I know people who have been through this, Lapo did a really good job on getting everything put together, without over doing the subject or making it over sensitive for readers. I would read more books from this author.